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Postby Guaranteed Loser » Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:13 pm

Inspired by this post:

http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=179979

And this post:

http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=39496&highlight=reliever

I decided to draft an all relief pitcher team.

Standard 5*5 12 team yahoo ROTO league.

3rd pick in the draft

Starting Hitting

C - Michael Barrett (Round 13)
1st - Albert Pujols (Round 1)
2nd - Chase Utley (Round 2)
SS - Clint Barmes (Round 10)
3rd - Chone Figgins (Round 3)
OF - Matt Holliday (Round 8)
OF - Barry Bonds (Round 9)
OF - Torii Hunter (Round 12)
Util - Justin Morneau (Round 14)

Bench - Joey Gathright (Round 21)
Bench - Rocco Baldelli (Round 18)
Bench - Brad Wilkerson (Round 16)

Starting Pitching

SP - Ryan Dempster (Round 11)
SP - Aaron Heilman (Round 17)
RP - Billy Wagner (Round 4)
RP - Joe Nathan (Round 5)
P - Hudson Street (Round 6)
P - Scott Linebrink (Round 20)
P - Scot Shields (Round 15)

Bench

P - Aaron Cook (Round 19)
RP - Eric Gagne (Round 7)

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Not a single middle reliever was picked up besides my picks of Shields and Linebrink.

I also now have 4 great closers to use as trade bait to fill in any weaknesses in hitting, and I can always pick up any middle relief I want off the WW.

Any suggestions on trades, or possible RP pickups from the WW would be appreciated.

WHIR.

Thanks :)
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Postby kracht00 » Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:08 pm

Very interesting strategy. I would be interested to see how it plays out.

As for your team, I think you should be a bit concerned with barmes and holliday. they mash in coors but outside on the road, they are average at best. Might want to consider a two for 1 and get a more reliable OF.

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Postby CadensDad » Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:20 pm

Wow, I've seen something like this tried before, Except the guy used 1 SP (Johnson I think) and the rest where RP, it didn't work as well as he planned but I think because he didnt have elite closers.


But before I get to your pitching let me talk about hitting, Your team is solid on hitting, even with picking pitchers in the early rounds you made out good, My biggest concern is your OF, but there is more than enough OF talent out there, someone will get hot in the season. (Might want to look at packaging Holliday/Moreau for a upgrade)


Pitching is diffrent but has potential, punting Wins may not kill you but could hurt, Also IP is going to be a problem, But K's should be decent, Saves will be great, ERA should be great, a possible idea is to keep 1 SP on staff per day, maybe whoever is on Waivers playing against (COL,ARI, KC, FLA, Nats ect.ect.) That way it gives you a spot or two in Wins and IP but if not your strat might work


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Postby Guaranteed Loser » Wed May 17, 2006 6:40 pm

A little early season update for those that were interested.

I made some changes on my team as follows:

Starting Hitting

C - Michael Barrett (Round 13)
1st - Albert Pujols (Round 1)
2nd - Chase Utley (Round 2)
SS - Dropped Clint Barmes (Round 10) - Add Hanley Ramirez
3rd - Moved to OF Chone Figgins (Round 3) - Add Nomar
OF - Matt Holliday (Round 8)
OF - Benched Barry Bonds (Round 9) - Replaced with Figgens
OF - Torii Hunter (Round 12)
Util - Justin Morneau (Round 14)

Bench - Joey Gathright (Round 21) - Dropped
Bench - Rocco Baldelli (Round 18) - Dropped
Bench - Brad Wilkerson (Round 16)
Bench - Added Julio Lugo

Starting Pitching

SP - Ryan Dempster (Round 11)
SP - Aaron Heilman (Round 17)
RP - Billy Wagner (Round 4)
RP - Joe Nathan (Round 5)
P - Hudson Street (Round 6)
P - Benched -Scott Linebrink (Round 20) Add Otsuka
P - Scot Shields (Round 15)

Bench

P - Aaron Cook (Round 19) - dropped
RP - Eric Gagne (Round 7) - DL
SP/RP - F.Liriano - Will drop him in on days he pitches
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Currently my team is in 1st place.

1. No SP 85.5
2. GA BALLAS 80
3. FENDER BASSES 77.5
4. ssssteak sauce 76
5. Chocolate City Canes 69.5
6. big boyz 69
7. The flying Angels 68.5
8. tribe 62
9. da clan 59
10. Qbert 54
11. Sons 40
12. dbacks80

I am leading in the expected pitching categories, SV/ERA/WHIP, and I am dead last in W/K's

1. No SP 12 (R) 12 (HR) 11 (RBI) 9 (SB) 4 (AVG) 1 (W) 11.5 (SV) 1 (K) 12 (ERA) 12 (WHIP) 85.5 (TOTAL)


I have been in 1st place pretty much the whole season so far, with a 2 day drop to 2nd.

This was more of a proof of concept thing, but is turning out to be my best league so far.
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Postby os_gamejunkie » Wed May 17, 2006 7:19 pm

I'm curious to see how this works. I've never been a fan ditching a category (in this case looks like wins), as I just lost 1st place in basketball by this strategy.
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